Where is the time going, Thanksgiving has come and gone and now I’m posting a Holiday Banner? With the new month it’s time for my new monthly Haskins Practice plug and gentle reminder to come to see us if you haven’t done so in the last 12 months. Please book early to ensure you get the appointment you want 😀.
We always make every effort to provide the best possible Obstetrical and Gynecologic care to women of all ages in a relaxed, caring and compassionate way.
The difference in noticeable
This review made my day, it’s not every day that I am called an Angel no less! Thank you so much Lidia for taking the time to review the practice and I am most grateful for your kind words.
It's always so nice to receive positive feedback for everyone at the practice.
Hindu, Sikh & Buddhist friends, happy Diwali! Let light shine during this festival to brighten your life with happiness, prosperity and health.
#diwali #obgyn #ladydocfolsom #ruthhaskinsmd
War in Israel, war in Ukraine, congress completely powerless to help, without a speaker, through this difficult time. Time for introspection as a race, as a people and as a government.
Jobs satisfaction is so very important in what we all do and I feel so very lucky on a daily basis! The opportunity to use my skills in an attempt to help others can be satisfying beyond measure.
A lovely little poem for those darling daughters from a loving mother:
My darling girl,
I love you more than words can tell.
And each day as you grow,
My one desire is for you to know,
That all who meet you wish you well.
Some pregnancies can be more challenging than others. We help you through to get to that wonderful prize at the end!!
I have been working at St Elizabeth’s Community Hospital in Red Bluff this weekend. Beauty truly abounds!
October 26th 2021 seems such a short time ago, when we welcomed our 15,000th patient to the practice.
Today I am supremely proud to celebrate our 18,000th patient. A staggeringly huge number that seemed so incredibly unattainable when we first opened our doors 15 years ago.
In recognition to everyone for making this possible, thank you! Of course, to our patients, I am truly grateful it's an honor to be able to serve you.
I am so very lucky to love what I do and be fortunate enough to be able to do it, and simply can't wait to announce that we have seen 20,000 patients!
With temperature well into the hundreds, though common sense, sometimes it’s worth restating the obvious. These are simple guides from the CDC as to how to avoid heat related complications. Pregnancy requires extra caution.
Bottom line - stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed.
• Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.
Keep in mind: Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, they will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.
•.Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to recover.
• Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat. If you’re not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity. Get into a cool area or into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint.
• Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply it according to the package directions.
• Do Not Leave Children or Pets in Cars: Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. While anyone left in a parked car is at risk, children are especially at risk.
• Avoid Hot and Heavy Meals: They add heat to your body!
• Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Stay away from very sugary or alcoholic drinks—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
• Replace Salt and Minerals: Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body that need to be replaced. A sports drink can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.
• Keep Your Pets Hydrated: Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.
#preventoverheating #obgyn #ladydocfolsom #ruthhaskin
Dr. Haskins brings over 30 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology As a former CMA President, she is actively involved in the political process and is well known at the state capitol and in congress as a passionate advocate for women's health care.